Behind The Groove
Detroitís funkiest foursome, The Brothers Groove, are famous for their frenzy-inducing live gigs and an instrumental interplay that borders on the telepathic. Formed in 1999 by vocalist/keyboard player Chris Codish and Bassist James Simonson, The Brothers Groove have expanded from a jazz trio to a full force powerhouse quartet. Along the way they have released three CDs. The critically acclaimed "Clamp it Down," the live CD "Layiní in The Cut," and their latest, "So Glad You Came." Fans and peers have been spreading the word about this DYNAMITE band that has been honored with over 15 Detroit Music Awards.
So what do The Brothers Groove sound like? How about a soul food stew of Detroit funk, hipster jazz, and stoner rock, seasoned by the ups and downs of living in one of the most fertile music cities in the world. Oakland Press and AP writer Gary Graff describes the group as "virtuoso funk/rock/jazz alchemists." The only way to really find out is to see them live and experience their unique musical chemistry.
The Brothers Groove have a habit of attracting professional musicians to their shows, several of whom left audience and join the stage and join the action. These have included drop-in guest appearances by from Kid Rock, NíSyncís J.C. Chavez, and Blues Travelerís John Popper. The band is also the only rock band featured at the Ford Detroit International Jazz festival. Nobody else sounds like The Brothers Groove. Youíve got to hear them.